Just like the legendary wrestler, when Hacksaw posts for an F3 workout, you know you’ll get max effort, tons of heart, and grit! Hacksaw has been a loved and cherished member of the Folsom gang for quite some time now. He has introduced several FNGs (a ton if you include the wrestlers he invited), he has shared his heart with the group, he has done it all except Q. As we started the new year, I have a few things in mind I’d like to help make happen at Folsom and having Hacksaw Q workouts was high on the list! With all that said, here’s the deal!
It was rainy and wet this morning but I knew there would be people who came out to support our friend Hacksaw. As 5:30 am approached, I saw a few guys who don’t normally post at Folsom during the week like Def Leppard and Broke make their way to the circle as we start. Thanks to all of you that came out and make the special effort to support this VQ. 10 men on a wet January day is solid! FWIW, yesterday I told Hacksaw 10 blocks would be enough.
As Hacksaw and I talked about this workout this week, it seemed like “You vs You” kept coming up and it really turned into a theme today.
Montross kicked it off with a little warmup
SSH, 15 IC
Don Quiox….Windmills 10 IC
Toy Soldiers – 10 IC
Hillbillies – 10 IC
I hand it over to Hacksaw who has a surprise waiting for us at the bottom of the parking lot. He leads the mosey to the bottom of the lot. Blocks! Wonderful! Each man grabs a block and heads for the shelter.
Dora…well, it wasn’t quite Dora so we’ll call this Hacksaw 1,2,3. He kept it simple, which is always good on a VQ. Simple but hard!
100 shoulder presses, 200 curls, 300 squats with the blocks. Most guys broke it up into chunks and rotated between exercises. It was “You vs You” at it’s best. I’m sure I wasn’t alone when I thought to myself “200 curls, good Lawd!” However, everyone kept working and picking away at it as best they could. We ate that elephant one bite at a time!
As everyone finished up, Hacksaw has another surprise. 25 burpees! Nice push by all the men knocking these out.
Hacksaw hands the reigns over to Montross with about 15 minutes to go. We run to all the shelters looking for a dry floor, but none were to be found. I wanted to crush everyone’s abs but I really didn’t want to lay down and swim this morning (Shelby scarred me fellas).
Quick thinking and an audible, let’s do 11’s…make that Dirty 11’s across the lower parking lot. Side Straddle Hops on the far end, Mike Tysons on the near side. As time wound down, I pulled all the guys together for a few quick words about “You vs You” and we all knocked out the final 10 Mike Tysons together.
Mosey back to the main parking lot and we have a minute left so 22 For The Vets, on my count. I handed it over to Hacksaw for a few final words. Time!
Announcements: CSAUP coming 2/23/19
Prayer Requests: Shad Rap, Asher (brain tumor), Roadie, Lois (Hacksaw’s Mother-in-law), and Rockabilly’s grandma. I hope I didn’t forget any here, but I feel like I”m missing one. The wise ol’ Leppard also asked us to also pray for all the F3 guys. He made the point we all have things going on that need prayer, sometimes we may not share them, sometimes we do, but we all have struggles. Agreed! YHC took us out in prayer. Just know we prayed for all you guys today!
Thanks to Hacksaw for stepping up. I know he was a little nervous going into it, as I suspect you all were the first time you Q’d a workout. When it comes down to it though, all you need to do is sign up and get with your F3 brothers for suggestions and support.
You make a plan, and you execute it. That’s all it is! It won’t always go as planned (as I turned ab work into 11’s today), but you’ll figure it out and the PAX will help you! I really like co-Qing with a verteran PAX your first time.
I told him about that little boost of adrenaline you get when you Q. It was cool to see Hacksaw look over and say ‘the Q-juice is real’! If you haven’t Q’d a workout, ask your Site Q to get on the schedule or ask me!
I’ve already asked Hacksaw and Roundup about a little father/son co-q on a Saturday in the future. That is going to be a beatdown.
They may even break out the wrestling mats so keep your eyes on the Folsom Twitter!